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Lawrence King's Teen Killer Had White Supremacist Materials

An assortment of white supremacist literature was discovered in the bedroom of Brandon McInerney, the 14-year-old student who gunned down his classmate Lawrence King in February, a court filing by Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Maeve Fox revealed this week:

Kingmcinerney"The 'trove' of white supremacist literature and drawings depict a "racist skinhead philosophy of the variety espoused by Tom Metzger, David Lane and others," Fox wrote. McInerney is being tried as an adult on a murder count, plus a hate crime allegation. Prosecutors previously declined to specify their justification for the hate crime enhancement. But in the court documents, Fox said the materials found in the teenager's bedroom were a primary consideration in adding the hate crime charge. McInerney's attorney, Deputy Public Defender William Quest, called the prosecution's disclosure a "stunt" intended to inflame public sentiment against his client. He said McInerney had the items because he was writing a school paper on Adolf Hitler. He also shared an interest in the German military with other family members, Quest said."

A hearing in the case has been delayed by changes in McInerney's defense team. McInerney's May arraignment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. So, is part of the prosecution's argument that the killer murdered King because King was biracial, half black/half white, or that the white supremacist material also had anti-gay connotations?

    Posted by: noah | Oct 3, 2008 9:44:51 AM

  2. I bet McInterney only had all of that literature in order to write a paper on Hitler.

    He's a teacher's pet who reads up on every little thing when writing a paper! Here's a question: Why white supremacist material instead of books on Nazism, Hitler and the 2nd world war?

    What, does his defense attorney think we're idiots?!

    Posted by: Philip Wester | Oct 3, 2008 11:37:17 AM

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